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At least not in the way we perceive them now, he suggests

The Disappeared, By Kim Echlin

A love that pulses in the killing fields

'Journalism was an adventure, but now it's time to write'

A Booker-nominated novelist tells Matthew Bell why he cut his teeth as a foreign reporter

My Secret Life: KD Lang

Singer-songwriter, 47

Album: Magnolia Electric Co, Josephine, (Secretly Canadian)

Said it before but it's worth repeating: Jason Molina is one of the great unsung heroes of authentic American music.

Mottershead set to reach agreement over defamation suit with Travelzest

Chris Mottershead, the suspended boss of AIM-listed travel company Travelzest, is set to settle with the firm over a defamation suit, filed after allegations linking him to misappropriation of funds.

Mood music can help babies cope with pain

Playing music to babies in hospital can ease their pain and help with feeding, according to research published today.

Album: Richard Swift, The Atlantic Ocean, (Secretly Canadian)

In spite of his opening lines – "I'm part of the scene/ Suit jacket and jeans/ I've got the right LPs" – it's hard to see how Swift fits into the grand scheme of things.

Kent Henry: Guitarist with Steppenwolf and Blues Image

Best known for the evocative blues rock of “Ride Captain Ride”, which made the US Top Five in the summer of 1970, the band Blues Image lost several of their members to more successful American groups of the era.

Canadian man jailed for failed UK bomb plot

A judge sentenced a Canadian man to 10-and-a-half-years in prison today for plotting with a group of British Muslims to bomb buildings and natural gas lines in the United Kingdom.

Letters: Freedom of speech

Freedom of speech – even for odious views

Album: Woodpigeon, Treasury Library Canada, (End of the Road)

Beardy orchestral folk-rock best listened to in front of a crackling log fire... it would be all too easy to dismiss Calgary's Woodpigeon as just another band looking to infiltrate Fleet Foxes' den.

Dom Joly: I take it back about Eddie the Eagle – winter sports require real balls

Weird World of Sport: The G-force is so great you feel the air forced out of your lungs. Youcan't breathe in

Dexter: the serial killer loses his mojo

Michael C Hall plays a charming and sympathetic murderer in the hit TV show Dexter – and now the knives are out for him, the actor tells Gerard Gilbert

Ignatieff: From prime time to Canadian prime minister?

Presenter who helped send Britons to bed wakes up as the next hope for Canadian Liberals. By Leonard Doyle

Shell buys Canadian carbon capture firm

Shell has bought a Candian company that specialises in technology for cleaning up gas emissions. Cansolv, which also has offices in China, has a scrubbing system to remove sulphur dioxide from combustion gases as well as carbon dioxide capture technologies.

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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

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A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

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The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
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